"Galway Kinnell is one of my favorite poets. I've posted another of his poems elsewhere in this group. The following poem, “Duck Chasing”, is one of his earlier poems. It presages a comment he made, later in life, that “our…"
"Congratulations on 42 years of marriage! I think the subject of this long term relationship at the pont of many years IS inspiration for poetry. Marriage becomes its own poetry - so much is said in so few words, but body language is so well read,…"
"Re After Twenty Years of Marriage:
This is a loving, lovely poem that gets at the reality of a long-term relationship (and I love it!). A long time ago I used to go to sleep every night with one arm under my wife's neck as I held her close. I…"
"I think I've posted this before but it's still a favourite of mine and is an inspiration.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
"Thank you Chris. The old-fashioned quality comes from the assignment which was to create a poem in the Shakespearean sonnet form. I was taking a master's course in poetry and poetic forms and were charged with creating poetry as a way of…"